By Thomas Carl Wall

Examines the inspiration of passivity within the paintings of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben.

Radical Passivity examines the thought of passivity within the paintings of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben, 3 thinkers of remarkable highbrow privateness whose writings have decidedly altered the literary and philosophical cultures of our period. putting their use of passivity within the context of Heidegger and Kant, Wall argues that any philosophical figuring out of Levinas’s ethics, Blanchot’s aesthetics, or Agamben’s neighborhood needs to start with an figuring out of a “logic” of passivity that during truth originates (in the trendy period no less than) in Kant’s research of the transcendental schema.

Thomas Carl Wall bought his Ph.D. in English from the collage of Washington.

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